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Last one for today. This is a modified DCU with an American Body Armor Load Bearing Vest that was very popular in the Special Forces community. These vests have been around for quite some time and were used in Desert Storm all the way up into OEF (maybe even into OIF).

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Okay.....it was another beautiful day in Kentucky, so I decided to do photograph some more of my collection. Still have a lot more to take pictures of, so be patient. :thumbsup:

 

This picture is of a Rhodesian Ammo Pouch made by the Anite Co. This piece was a SF used item (more than likely a SEAL used piece). Notice the "838" written on the tag. This was commonly done to identify a person's gear without having to write their name on the piece. The jacket underneath is a modified tan shirt that was used by the SEALs during Desert Storm time period. The chest rig would have been used to carry M-14 magazines.

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Picture of the tag. I am also including a picture of a SEAL during the Desert Storm time period weaing a tan modified shirt. I am not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the SEAL is carrying a large frame revolver in a shoulder harness. Picture from Soldier of Fortune magazine.

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Next up is an AWS (I think) vest for MP-5 magazines. This one is dated 1990 on the NEXUS fasteners. Along with the thigh pouches...this vest holds 19 magazines. :blink:

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QRV Tactical vest made by Elevated Urban Operations of Florida. This is an older vest with a 1986 date I believe. The pouches have been spray painted tan, so I believe this one was more than likely used during Desert Storm time period. Please excuse the wrong uniform being used.

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thats a nice rhodesian rig, and that MP5 Vest holds 19 mags! Jesus man...I guess if you are going to do it, do it right!

 

Great displays BTW, you have a great collection!

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Inside tags. You can tell this one has been used heavily.

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thats a nice rhodesian rig, and that MP5 Vest holds 19 mags! Jesus man...I guess if you are going to do it, do it right!

 

Great displays BTW, you have a great collection!

Vest and thigh pouches hold 19 magazines. Is that not insane? :blink: But you are right....if you're going to do it, then do it right!

 

Honestly...I am a big fan of the Rhodesian chest rigs. Very comfortable in my opinion.

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Up next is one of the oddities of my collection. It is a heavily modified USAF SRU-21/P Survival Vest. It has the zipper still intact (has a ring for a zipper pull) and the addition of the NEXUS snaps. This one is dated 1989 0r 1990. It has had belt loops added at the bottom of the vest. It has also had camo pouches sewn directly onto the body of the vest. NOW....what are the pouches for? To me...they look they are for either 40mm rounds or something like that. Any ideas????

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Last one for today....this was a vest I bought off of a forum member a few years back. I BELIEVE he told me it wa as D-Boy used vest. Not exactly sure what goes on the loops. I'm thinking maybe M-16 magazine pouches. Again, this is a heavily modified SRU-21/P Survival Vest. The Nexus fasteners on this one are dated 1986.

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Close-up of the shoulder reinforcements. This has been done on both shoulders.

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Arch ,

Thanks for the education.

Your vast collection is very well thought out , and very concise.

I am also a fan of Rhodesian chest rigs but the real ones as I have a few in my collection!!!!!

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Arch ,

Thanks for the education.

Your vast collection is very well thought out , and very concise.

I am also a fan of Rhodesian chest rigs but the real ones as I have a few in my collection!!!!!

owen

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Thanks for the complimet! You know....I'm still kicking myself in the rear-end for not buying that Rhodesian Fire Force vest you had a couple years ago. :crying:

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Thanks Rob. Militaria is my true passion in life. I guess it is how I relax and destress. The long drives with my wife traveling to the surplus shops and digging through piles of surplus looking for that one piece to complete a display is relaxing to me. Then being able to come home and put together a display is just great. I never realized how gratifying it was to put displays together. I just wish I had more room and more mannequins todisplay my items in my "war room". Oh well......thanks again!!!!

Arch

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